Partnership for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) From Aspiration To Action

1- CONTEXT12-13 April 2021 African Vaccine Manufacturing SummitThe African Union Commission (AUC) and Africa Centres for Disease Control (Africa CDC) hosted a two-day high-level Summit under the theme “Expanding Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing for Health Security: Building back better, bolder and bigger”. Amongst the continental leadership in attendance were:• H.E Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, African Union […]

Economic and Programmatic Implications for the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll Out in Africa

ABOUT THE EVENT: Curbing the pandemic while protecting access to essential health services requires an ample supply of vaccine, a functioning, well-funded delivery system, and careful planning. With strained budgets and supply shortages, policymakers face new challenges to set priorities and allocate limited resources effectively amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) have been […]

Africa CDC Inaugural One Health Conference

Increasing globalization, urban density, ease of travel, animal movement, environmental changes and habitat overlap between humans and animals, all provide opportunities for the emergence and spread of diseases that adversely impact both human and animal health, prosperity, and food security. COVID-19 and Ebola virus disease are two recent examples of how these various factors have […]

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: A New Public Health Order in the 21st Century

COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa: Research & Development, Hubs and Talent Development Currently, Africa has low capability to manufacture vaccines: less than 1% of Africa’s routine vaccines are locally manufactured, and production is mostly concentrated in 5 countries (South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Senegal). This has led to over- reliance on global supply; as […]

1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA2021)

The 1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA), which was postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, will now take place virtually from 14-16 December 2021. The conference offers a unique platform for African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to share scientific findings and public health perspectives and collaborate on research, innovation and public […]